Presented by: Peekskill Business Improvement District

Harriet Tubman
Journey To Freedom

12/14/2020 thru 02/28/2021 - Peekskill, NY

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Journey To Peekskill

The Peekskill Business Improvement District has brought Wesley Wofford’s statue, Harriet Tubman – The Journey to Freedom to downtown Peekskill. In light of recent events like the pandemic and the racial equality movement, the presence of the statue in our downtown takes on even more meaning. Positioned outdoors, admirers can experience the statue in a socially distanced manner while celebrating our community’s rich history and cultural diversity from mid-December through Black History Month in 2021.

Events


  •  2/27/2021 12:00 PM
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Celebrating Life and Legacy - In conjunction with the very popular Saturday Academy. See presentations by Peekskill City Singers, a one-woman play, drumming and dancing and more!!

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  •  2/24/2021 07:00 PM
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Park Street AME Zion Church Presentation

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  •  2/21/2021 07:00 PM
  • Online Event

ARTISTS AND THE COMMUNITY IN CONVERSATION WITH WESLEY WOFFORD In honor of Black History month and Peekskill’s good fortune to have Wesley Wofford’s sculpture of Harriet Tubman through the month of February, the PAA will be hosting a conversation with the artist on Sunday, February 21st at 7 pm.

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  •  2/20/2021 12:00 PM
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Hear from the descendants of historical African American figures Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglass & Booker T. Washington, Hawley & Harriett Green and John Rankin and MORE!

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  •  2/6/2021 06:00 PM
  • Online Event

See and hear work inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement

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  •  1/30/2021 03:00 PM
  • Online Event

The Peekskill NAACP presents: A Harriet Tubman Retrospective

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  •  1/23/2021 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

Peekskill Youth Bureau presents dance, presentations and poetry.

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  •  1/16/2021 12:00 PM
  • Online Event

Presented by the Field Library In this program, we will highlight Peekskill's role in the Underground Railroad through the use of primary sources.

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  •  12/14/2020 09:30 PM - 12/14/2020 01:00 PM
  • Online Event

Harriet Tubman - Journey To Freedom will arrive and be installed in downtown Peekskill.

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Become a Sponsor


Join us in welcoming this nationally renowned sculpture, help us with your sponsorship of this historic event.

Sponsorships go towards placement of the statue, care of the statue, and programs (to be announced) to elaborate on black history education.


Sponsors


Eclectic Precision

Patron Sponsor

Eclectic Precision is an award winning lighting and creative design firm in Peekskill, New York. Established in 2001 by Brian Fassett and Sepp Spenlinhauer, we turn dynamic ideas into innovative solutions.

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Enormous Creative

Patron Sponsor

Enormous Creative is a NY Creative Agency with expertise in marketing, advertising, public relations, SEO, graphic design, web development & production.

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Highland Welding Services

Patron Sponsor

Our company provides metal fabricating services for commercial and residential properties. Our services include metal repair and custom fabrication.

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Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce

Patron Sponsor

The Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce represents a unique region. Our Chamber never tires of promoting and supporting everything the Gateway Region offers, and everyone who lives, works and plays here.

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Sun River Health

Patron Sponsor

Creating better access to high-quality health care for the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Long Island

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Crescent Companies

Partner Sponsor

Our goal is to help businesses and individuals get the necessary and life saving Personal Protective Equipment they need.

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Girl Scout Troop #1326

Friend Sponsor

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

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Joseph Thompson Architect

Friend Sponsor

Architectural design firm located in Peekskill, NY. Design & planning for new commercial and residential buildings, renovations, and code compliance.

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Matthew Rudikoff

Friend Sponsor

Economic Development Specialist

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National Association of Letter Carriers

Friend Sponsor

The Peekskill Trolley Co.

Friend Sponsor

Stella can take you on various tours, private or public, and she can be the perfect transport vehicle for your special event.

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Education Partners


Ocean Morisset Photography

Education Partner

Haitian-American, self-taught photographer specializing in Photojournalism and Documentary photography

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Park Street AME Zion Church

Education Partner

Park Street African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church

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Peekskill City Schools

Education Partner

Peekskill City School District is a public school district in New York State, educating 3,400 students from prekindergarten through 12th grade.

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Peekskill Youth Bureau

Education Partner

YB's dedicated team supports youth and families in Peekskill

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Peekskill NAACP

Education Partner

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

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Sisters In Support Inc.

Education Partner

A nonprofit group that aids minority women & families while concurrently sponsoring the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Tour for the past 19 years!

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The Field Library

Education Partner

The mission of The Field Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen the City of Peekskill and Town of Cortlandt community by offering free and open access to library services.

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Blog & Press


  •  11/16/2020 12:00 AM

Wesley Wofford, FNSS, ushers in a new generation of monuments with a piece commemorating Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad.

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Contact


  • Peekskill, New York, United States